Risks Related to Misdeclared Hazardous Cargo

Misdeclared hazardous cargo can pose a serious risk not only to that cargo, as also to health, safety, property. This is because, since it is not properly manifested, it is not properly handled and packaged.

Due to the specific – and risky – characteristics that this load represents, it is subject to acceptance by the line. When accepted, the necessary specific adjustments will be made in booking.

Hazardous cargo that is not scheduled or documented as such shall be considered as undeclared hazardous cargo. Therefore all costs, damages, fines and penalties that may arise will be the merchant’s responsibility.

Therefore, and for the safety of all stakeholders, EVERGREEN has announced that it will apply fines for those who declare hazardous cargo incorrectly. Thus, any omission, concealment or misrepresentation of dangerous cargo will result in penalties to those entitled.

This decision is in line with the measures taken by other shipowners and results from accidents which have been attributed to Misdeclared hazardous cargo. According to the Cargo Incident Notification System (CINS), these are the causes of approximately 25% of all major accidents on board container ships

With this measure EVERGREEN intends to reduce the risk that incorrect declaration of dangerous cargo poses to ships, cargo and people.

Misdeclared Non-Hazardous Cargo

Also the remaining undeclared cargo will lead to additional charges. Therefore, any incorrect description or statement will lead to merchant liability, which may incur penalties.

Green Ibérica is here to assist in the correct declaration of all cargo. For more information, please contact us.

Ever Govern has joined EVERGREEN

Ever Govern is the ninth G-Class (20,000+ TEU) ship to be part of the EVERGREEN’s fleet. After the arrival of this “megamax” ship, only two of this class are still to be delivered, to complete the order of the eleven ordered in 2015. The latter is expected to arrive as early as September.

For now Ever Govern has joined the OCEAN Alliance in the Asia – Europe ‘NEU6’ loop (branded as ‘CEM’ by EVERGREEN).

Ever Govern and New ULCV Characteristics

As we have already mentioned in the past, this giant of 400 m in length and 59 m (23 rows) in breadth, comes with an 11-cylinder MAN-B & W G95ME engine, delivering around 59,250 kW. This engine allows you to reach speeds that can reach 21 knots.

New ULCV and the Environment

Unlike the first seven ships of this class already delivered, Ever Govern, as well as the remaining 3 ships that make up the 11 ordered, already comes with a SOx scrubber installed. This “extra” means a loss of 144 TEU of capacity (from 20,388 TEU to 20,244 TEU). This is, however, an investment aimed at the greater good of preserving the environment. With this we will be limiting pollutant emissions to the atmosphere and, consequently, our ecological footprint.

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Qatar Airways Will Have a Daily Flight to Lisbon!

Like we’ve shared last week, Green Ibérica’s represented Qatar Airways Cargo, will have direct flights to Lisbon, starting June 24. The announcement became official in the opening ceremony of ITB Berlin, the world’s largest international travel and tourism trade show.

In the ceremony, that took place last Wednesday, March 6, the CEO of the group, Mr. Akbar Al Baker, announced seven new destinations, in which besides Lisbon, are: Malta; Rabat, Morocco; Langkawi, Malaysia; Davao, Philippines; Izmir, Turkey; and Mogadishu, Somalia.

This investment fits in the growth policy of the global route network the airline is having. This reality leaves the CEO “tremendously excited to be adding seven new destinations to our rapidly expanding global route network later this year”.

You can find the company’ press release, HERE.

The Aircraft in charge of this service will be a Boeing 787 DreamLiner, like the one in the video bellow.


About Qatar Airways Cargo

Qatar Airways Cargo is fully dedicated to air freight in all its specificities. Operate more than 200 aircraft, including 22 dedicated freighters – including the latest Boeing 747-800 Freighter – for more than 150 destinations, which allows them to achieve an almost global cover.

Using the Hub at NDIA-New DOHA International Airport, awarded as the best airport in the Middle East and with the latest and most sophisticated cargo terminal, we provide an unique operation capability in the East / West routes, favoring the connection with markets in Europe, the Middle East, the Far East, the Indian Subcontinent, Africa and Australia with reduced transfers and transit times.

We offer several Cargo Services, namely to extra format dimensions, to various destinations in:

  • Africa – Acra (ACC), Juba (JIB), Entebbe (EBB), Johannesburg (JNB), Khartoum (KRT), Lagos (LOS), Nairobi (NBO), Maputo (MPM) and Cape Town (CPT).
  • Indian Subcontinent and the Middle East – Ahmadabad (AMD), Bangalore (BLR), Chennai (MAA), New Delhi (DEL), Hiderabad (HYD), Kolkata (CCU), Mumbai (BOM), Beirut (BEY), Colombo (CMB), Dhaka (DAC), Istanbul (IST), Karachi (KHI), Kuwait (KWI), Lahore (LHE), Muscat (MCT), Doha (DOH), Sialkot (SKT) and Tehran (IKA).
  • Far East and Southeast Asia – Macau (MFM), Guangzhou (CAN), Hanoi (HAN), Ho Chi Minh (SGN), Hong Kong (HKG), Phnom Penh (PNH), Seoul (ICN), Shanghai (PVG) and Yangon (RGN).

In addition to flights operated from DOHA, the European hubs Amsterdam (AMS), Zaragoza (ZAZ), Liege (LGG) and Luxemburg (LUX) operate daily freighters to Mexico (MEX) and USA – Chicago (ORD), Atlanta (ATL), Houston (IAH), New York (JFK), Miami (MIA), Dallas (DFW), Los Angeles) and a vast network of synchronized road links.


EVERGREEN, Within OCEAN Alliance, Will Deploy 330 Ships in New Services

OCEAN Alliance is a partnership launched in 2017, with EVERGREEN. At that time, the Alliance was meant to go for 5 years renewable for 5 more. With this new agreement, starting in April, it will last until 2027.

The “Day 3 Product” how it is called, will provide a bigger offer with 38 services, assured by 330 containerships. This will mean a global cargo capacity of about 3.8 million TEU.

The partnership comprises four Shipping Lines. Their primarily goal is to provide the largest service offer on the Transpacific trade, reinforce the offer between both Asia – Europe and Asia – Mediterranean. With 19 services in the Transpacific, a strengthened offer between Asia and Europe with the addition of a 7th service, and a large offer between Asia and the Mediterranean, the Alliance will meet their purposes.

Besides that, OCEAN Alliance would link North Europe to the East Coast of the United States and the Gulf of Mexico with 2 Transatlantic services, offer 4 services between Asia and the Middle East, and 2 Asia-Red Sea services.



OCEAN Alliance “Day 3 Product” Offer

The upgraded and improved ACEAN Alliance offer, is:


7 Asia – Europe services:

AEU1: Shanghai-Ningbo-Xiamen-Yantian-Singapore-SUEZ Canal-Felixstowe-Zeebrugge-Gdansk-Wilhelmshaven-Piraeus-SUEZ Canal-Port Kelang-Hong Kong-Shanghai

AEU3: Tianjin-Dalian-Qingdao-Shanghai-Ningbo-Singapore-SUEZ Canal-Piraeus-Rotterdam- Hamburg-Antwerp- Rotterdam-SUEZ Canal-Shanghai-Tianjin

AEU7: Xiamen-Nansha-Hong Kong-Yantian-Cai Mep-Port Kelang-Suez Canal-Piraeus-Hamburg-Rotterdam-Zeebrugge-Felixstowe-Suez Canal-Singapore-Yantian-Xiamen

AEU2: Busan-Ningbo-Shanghai-Yantian-Singapore-Suez Canal-Algeciras-Southampton-Dunkirk-Hamburg-Rotterdam- Southampton -Le Havre-Malta-SUEZ Canal-Jebel Ali-Port Kelang-Xiamen-Busan

AEU6: Qingdao-Ningbo-Shanghai-Yantian-Cai Mep-Singapore-SUEZ Canal-Le Havre-Rotterdam-Hamburg-Antwerp-Le Havre-Algeciras-SUEZ Canal-Port Kelang-Nansha-Qingdao

AEU5: Kaohsiung-Qingdao-Ningbo-Shanghai-Taipei-Yantian-Tanjung Pelepas-SUEZ Canal-Rotterdam-Felixstowe-Hamburg-Rotterdam-SUEZ Canal-Colombo- Tanjung Pelepas -Kaohsiung

AEU9: Shanghai-Ningbo-Kaohsiung-Shekou-Colombo-SUEZ Canal-s-Antwerp- Hamburg-Rotterdam- SUEZ Canal-Port Kelang-Shanghai


5 Asia- Mediterranean services:

AEM1: Qingdao-Shanghai-Ningbo-Kaohsiung-Hong Kong-Yantian-Singapore-SUEZ Canal-Piraeus-La Spezia-Genoa-Fos-Valencia-Piraeus-SUEZ Canal -Colombo-Singapore-Hong Kong-Qingdao

AEM2: Qingdao-Tianjin-Pusan-Shanghai-Ningbo-Nansha-Yantian-Singapore-SUEZ Canal-Malta- Valencia- Barcelona -Fos-Genoa-Malta -Beirut-SUEZ Canal-Jeddah-Port Kelang-Xiamen-Qingdao

AEM3: Pusan-Shanghai-Ningbo- Xiamen-Shekou-Singapore-SUEZ Canal-Port Said -Beirut-Piraeus-Istanbul Evyap (Izmit)-Istanbul Ambarli (Avcilar)-Constanza-Odessa-Istanbul Ambarli (Avcilar) -Mersin-Port Said-SUEZ Canal-Jeddah-Port Kelang-Pusan

AEM5: Qingdao-Shanghai-Ningbo-Taipei-Yantian-Shekou- Tanjung Pelepas-Port Kelang-SUEZ Canal-Ashdod-Haifa-Alexandria-Mersin-Piraeus-SUEZ Canal-Jeddah-Tanjung Pelepas-Shekou-Kaohsiung-Qingdao

AEM6: Shanghai-Ningbo-Pusan-Shekou-Singapore-SUEZ Canal-Malta-Koper-Trieste-Rijeka-Venice-Koper -Malta –Port Said -SUEZ Canal-Jeddah-Port Kelang-Shekou-Shanghai


8 Pacific Southwest services:

AAS2: Fuqing-Nansha-Hong Kong-Yantian-Xiamen- Los Angeles-Oakland-Fuqing

CEN: Tianjin-Qingdao-Shanghai-Ningbo-Prince Rupert-Long Beach -Oakland-Tianjin

SEA2: (AWE5)-Port Kelang-Singapore-Jakarta-Laem Chabang-Cai Mep- Los Angeles -Oakland-Hong Kong-(AWE5)

AAC2: Qingdao-Shanghai-Ningbo- Los Angeles -Oakland-Tokyo-Qingdao

AAS: Kaohsiung-Cai Mep-Hong Kong-Yantian-Kaohsiung- Long Beach –Kaohsiung

AAS3: Taipei-Xiamen-Shekou-Yantian- Los Angeles -Oakland-Taipei

AAS4: Yantian-Hong Kong-Kaohsiung-Taipei- Los Angeles -Oakland-Tacoma- Kaohsiung –Yantian

AAC4: Ningbo-Shanghai-Pusan- Long Beach -Pusan-Ningbo


4 Pacific Northwest services:

MPNW: Yantian-Xiamen-Ningbo-Shanghai-Pusan-Seattle-Vancouver-Yantian

CPNW: Hong Kong-Yantian- Ningbo- Shanghai-Prince Rupert-Vancouver-Yokohama-Shanghai-Hong Kong

EPNW: Yantian-Kaohsiung-Shanghai-Ningbo-Tacoma-Vancouver-Tokyo-Osaka-Qingdao-Yantian

OPNW: Shekou-Hong Kong-Yantian-Kaohsiung-Vancouver-Seattle-Pusan-Kaohsiung-Shekou


Asia – East Coast North America and U.S. Gulf services:

AWE1: Qingdao-Ningbo-Shanghai-Pusan-Colon-Savannah-Charleston-Boston-New York-Colon-Qingdao

AWE2: Qingdao-Ningbo-Shanghai-Pusan-New York-Norfolk-Savannah-Qingdao

AWE3: Xiamen-Hong Kong-Yantian-Kaohsiung-Colon-Savannah-Baltimore-Norfolk-New York-Xiamen

AWE4: Cai Mep-Hong Kong-Yantian-Xiamen-Shanghai-Colon-New York-Savannah-Charleston-Cai Mep

AWE5: (SEA2)-Hong Kong-Cai Mep-Singapore-Port Kelang-Colombo-Halifax-New York-Norfolk- Savannah-Charleston-Port Kelang-(SEA2)

GME: Shanghai-Ningbo-Xiamen-Yantian-Houston-Mobile-Tampa-Shanghai

GME2: Singapore-Hong Kong-Shekou-Ningbo-Shanghai -Pusan-Houston-Mobile-New Orleans- Tampa-Miami-Singapore


2 Transatlantic services:

TAE: Southampton-Antwerp-Rotterdam-Bremerhaven-Le Havre-New York-Norfolk-Savannah-Charleston-Southampton

EAG: Le Havre-Antwerp-Rotterdam-Bremerhaven-Charleston-Miami-Veracruz-Altamira-Houston-New Orleans-Le Havre


4 Asia – Middle East services:

MEX: Qingdao-Shanghai-Ningbo-Nansha-Singapore-Jebel Ali-Abu Dhabi-Dammam-Abu Dhabi-Port Kelang-Shanghai

MEX2: Pusan-Lianyungang-Qingdao-Shanghai-Hong Kong-Shekou-Singapore-Jebel Ali-Dammam-Jubail-Abu Dhabi-Port-Singapore-Nansha-Pusan

MEX4: Tianjin-Qingdao-Ningbo-Shekou-Singapore-Sokha-Jebel Ali- Hamad-Dammam-Bahrain-Singapore-Yantian-Tianjin

MEX5: Shanghai-Ningbo-Taipei-Shekou-Tanjung Pelepas-Port Kelang-Jebel Ali-Umm Qasr-Jebel Ali-Port Kelang-Hong Kong-Shanghai


2 Asia – Red Sea services:

RES1: Tianjin-Qingdao-Ningbo-Nansha-Shekou-Singapore-Jeddah-Sokhna-Aqaba-Jeddah-Port Kelang-Ningbo-Tianjin

RES2: Shanghai-Ningbo-Taipei-Xiamen-Shekou-Singapore-Djibouti-Jeddah-Sokhna-Aqaba-Djibouti-Singapore-Shanghai



Service rotations are subject to review and market conditions.


Ever Grade has been delivered to EVERGREEN, last January 15th.

After the delivery of 5 ULCV – Ultra Large Container Vessel (Ever Goods, Ever Golden, Ever Genius, Ever Given e Ever Gifted), now was time to Ever Grade to start its service to Evergreen, the 6th of 11. The delivery of these 20,388 TEU “megamax” ships began in March 2018 and intents to be concluded in next September.


New ULCV Characteristics

EVER GOLDEN Vessel - Rilland-Bath

Like it’s twins, this G-Class ship is equipped with an eleven-cylinder MAN-B&W G95ME main engine rated at 59,250 kW MCR. This ships can reach commercial speeds of up to 21 knots.

The ship measurements are about 400 meters in length and about 59 meters wide, making possible to accommodate about 21,000TEU. These vessels are designed to have larger depth to strengthen hull structure therefore making navigation safer.


Ever Grade is a Clear Bet In The European Market

Ever Grade was incorporated in the Ocean Alliance in the Asia – Europe “NEU6” service, the “CEM” China – Europe – Mediterranean of EVERGREEN.

EVERGREEN’s ships which used to operate in this service, used to have about 14,000TEU. This fleet is being upgraded to 20,000TEU ships. The first “megamax” ship to be integrated in “CEM” was Ever Golden that came from “NEU3” last December.

With the transport capacity increase to the European market, Ocean Alliance recognize the value of Europe, as its potential to grow.


This program is leading to an increase and renewal of EVERGREEN’s fleet. Therefore this will allow to increase the quality of the service we, Green Ibérica, supply to our customers. Beyond that, this will reinforce the line’s competitiveness in the marketplace as gets a lot more ecological with all the green technology support the vessels are equipped with.

If you wanna know more about our services, get in touch with us!

Ever Gifted starts operations for Evergreen Line

Ever Gifted is the fifth of the brand new G-Class at Evergreen’s disposal. With six vessels yet to be delivered, these giants of the sea are the carrier’s largest container ships and they come with standard ‘megamax’ dimensions of 400 m in length and 59 m (23 rows) in breadth.

The first of these ships was delivered on March 2018 and the last one is expected to be delivered on September 2019

Equipped by an eleven-cylinder MAN-B&W G95ME main engine rated at 59,250 kW MCR, the ships can reach commercial speeds of up to 21 knots.

The Ever Gifted joined the OCEAN Alliance Asia – Europe ‘NEU6’ loop. This service is branded ‘CEM’ by Evergreen.

This Evergreen-operated loop is currently being upgraded from 14,000 to 20,000 TEU tonnage. The first ‘megamax’ to phase into the ‘NEU6’ was the Ever Golden, shifted from the ‘NEU3’, where she was replaced by 14,000 TEU tonnage, in early December.

This capacity boost allocated to the European market is a clear sign of the trust Evergreen have in this geographic area. It is a clear recognition of its value and its growth potential.

Green Ibérica is PME Leader 2018

Green Ibérica won the statute of PME Leader 2018!

Before the end of 2018 we´ve received great news, Green Ibérica was awarded with the PME Leader 2018 status! It’s true that receiving this prize is not new, once we’ve been recognized by this agency for several years, now. Never the less, is with great pride that we see our work, effort and dedication recognized.


PME Leader 2018 Status

PME Leader Status is a recognition of the health of the Portuguese companies, given by IAPMEI (Institute of Support to Small and Medium Companies) in partnership with banks and Mutual Guarantee Societies. This list is composed by the organizations with best evaluation ratings and economic and financial indicators.

Besides the reputation associated to this prize, the PME Leader status gives access to several benefits, such as:

  • Access to financial products in better conditions;
  • Privileged access to a network of services;
  • A better banking relationship;
  • It’s a quality certificate to companies in their relationship with the market.



IAPMEI have mission to:

 Promote corporate competitiveness and growth, assure the support to conception, execution and evaluation of politics aimed to the industrial activity, to increase innovation, entrepreneurship and corporate investment in the companies that work in areas under the authority of the Portuguese Ministry of Economy, namely small and medium dimension companies, excluding those of the Tourism sector and the competences of following in this field, which are of the Portuguese Director General of the Economic Activities.

The importance of this organization has been already recognized by the EEPA – European Enterprise Promotion Awards that awarded PME Leader with the prize in the category Development of the Corporate Environment of 2016. This prize recognizes PME Leader as a pioneer initiative with a great impact in the funding of the companies, in the recognition of PME and by making the information in the market flow better.


To Green Ibérica it’s a great pride to be part of this restricted list!

Importation, Import to Portugal

How to Import to Portugal – Guidelines

Export of and Import to Portugal, can be the only ways for a company to have a reliable economic model in one market as limited as the Portuguese.

Nowadays, if you want to have a company economically sustainable, especially in a limited market as the Portuguese, frontiers can and should be, just geographic references, not having vital importance in where businesses take place. It is in this context that products Importation and Exportation – intra-community acquisition of goods, when within European Union – rise.

Import to Portugal in a safety way, is not too complex. That doesn’t mean that it does not have any risks. It is important to identify those risks, be ready and mitigate them. You have to pay attention to some processes so everything go without unpleasant surprises.

In this article, Green Ibérica intends to approach the theme “How to Import to Portugal” and give a few tips to help you with this process.



First of all, planning is crucial. As Portuguese, we have the art of “desenrascar” crusted in our identities. Maybe you should keep that cultural quality for other fields, though. You’ll have to develop a good business plan so you can know/define the strategic way to follow. Research, study, devote resources and describe in detail all the actions you’ll have to take.


Make Sure You Are Legally Able to Import to Portugal

After you plan and know exactly the way to go, make sure your company have every legal requirements needed in this kind of transactions. Make sure the “NIPC” of the company have the importation and exportation activity in the corporate object.


Select Your Importation Suppliers

To make sure that you can rely on your potential suppliers to import to Portugal, you should attend to fairs, conferences, congresses, etc., that they can be at.  Beyond that, personal contact with the company, with their representatives and with their products and services can help you deciding if that is what you need. Look for references. Try to know more about their clients. If possible, try to reach them and hear their experience.

There are several websites that can help you researching for the best places to go. n’Feiras and 10times are just two examples, there are much more, you just have to look in the area you want to.


Go to the Supplier Factory

There are no better way to know your suppliers and their products, than go and see them in loco. If you have that opportunity check all the manufacturing process. Including machinery conditions, certificates, safety norms and anything that can certify the integrity of your supplier.


Built an Expenses Sheet

Is not easy to get immediately how much you will pay. The product price is just one of the costs you will have. To be aware of taxes, charges, insurances and other amounts of the import to Portugal transaction, will help you determine its feasibility.

So, before you close a deal, be aware all the potential costs, which can include:

  • International Shipping;
  • International Shipping insurance;
  • Importation Taxes;
  • Customs Fees;
  • VAT;
  • Bank Expenses;
  • Port Charges;
  • Storage Charges;
  • Customs Broker;
  • Internal Shipping…


Negotiate Incoterms

By the time of the negotiation it is possible your supplier offers you three intercoms[1]  for the cargo shipping:

  • FOB (Free On Board or FCA – Free CArrier, for air cargo) – cover the shipping costs, from the place of receipt to the Port of Loading.

  • CFR (Cost and FReight) – the seller its responsible for the sea shipping.

  • DAP (Delivery At Place) – The seller is the responsible for all the costs of the shipping, since the place of receipt to the place of delivery.

To choose the best incoterm will depend on the knowledge and the contacts you have, mostly in the origin place of the goods you acquire.


Documents Needed to Import to Portugal

After boarding, the exporter send several documents that will allow the importer to release the cargo in the customs. Be aware on the details in the documents. Little inaccuracies can drive to major problems, which ultimately can lead to the apprehension of the goods. If you don’t have the knowledge, looking for an experienced partner can be important.

There are global laws, and so documentation, which are mandatory all over the world. Besides that, there are local laws and local legislation that should be studied, so you avoid unpleasant surprises.

Some of the most important documents to importation:

  • Bill of Lading (B/L) – Is the most important document in the sea shipping. It is issued by the containerized shipping company (or by a transport agent, as Green Ibérica) to be informed about a cargo shipping. B/L has three main purposes: is the shipping contract between the shipper and the containerized shipping company; is the delivery receipt of the cargo; and is possession title of the goods, which usually can be negotiated/transferred.

  • AirWay Bill – Such as B/L in sea shipping, AirWay Bill is the most important document in air cargo transport. In contrast to B/L, it can’t be negotiable. The main functions of AirWay Bill are: transport contract; receipt proof of the goods; freight bill; insurance certificate; customs declaration…

  • Commercial Invoice – Emitted by the supplier, the commercial invoice have the data of the company and of the cargo. In many countries is used to determine the value of the goods that will determine the customs fee.

  • Packing List – It’s a supplementary document to the commercial invoice, which intent is to describe the content of the shipment. Identify volumes, dimensions, weights, references, etc., of each package. In short, Packing List covers transported boxes and/or packages. Commercial invoice covers every item commercialized.

  • Origin Certificate – As its name, this document certificate the origin of the goods. There are several Origin Certificates, the most usual is the Form A. This form also allows to have access to tax benefits of some goods.

  • Insurance Certificate – It’s a way to assure consignees that possible losses and/or damages occurred in the goods during the shipping, are covered.




We’ve had discussed some tips that can be useful if you are thinking about internationalize your business. Export of and Import to Portugal, and so internationalization, can be the only way for you to manage a dynamic and secure company. Even so, maybe you shouldn’t take the deep plunge. Work your way paying attention to the market´ response. Don’t forget, the most important is for you to surround yourself of people/companies secure and experienced in the field. Gather as many information as you can.

Work hard, be confident and believe. Your resilience will be awarded!


Green Ibérica



[1] Incoterms are the international terms used in commerce, which determine duties and obligations of both importers and exporters. Know more about Incoterms in the website of ICC – International Chamber of Commerce. ­­­
Fight Against Counterfeit Goods - Green Ibérica

Brands and Maritime Operators Join to Fight Counterfeit Goods in Maritime Supply Chain

In order to reduce the volume of commerce of counterfeit goods, major global brands joined maritime companies. Together they have developed a document with a set of best practices for the maritime industry.


Fight Against Counterfeit Goods

Container Vessel - Green Ibérica

Counterfeit goods have been growing, which took to significant losses to world business and economy. This put creativity and innovation at stake, harming recognition and quality of brands and jeopardize health and security of the consumer.

In this context, ICC – International Chamber of Commerce, introduced BASCAP – Business Action to Stop Counterfeiting and Piracy, in 2015. The primary goal of BASCAP is to connect and mobilize business in different industries, sectors and countries in the fight against counterfeit goods and piracy. This platform intent to take the problems in these companies to governments, to population and to media. With more exposition became possible to increase awareness about the existence of this activities and the economic and social challenges they bring.


BASCAP Results

Joining Brand Owners, Vessel Operators and Freight Forwarders, allowed BASCAP and all the other parties, to develop and sign a Declaration of Intentions, in 2016, capable of give the first steps to prevent the transportation of those illegal products. Since then, they have been working together to attack the counterfeit goods when they still are in the supply chain.


“Know Your Customer, Due Diligence and Maritime Supply Chain Integrity”

It was that join effort that allowed to develop the document “Know Your Customer, Due Diligence and Maritime Supply Chain Integrity”. Here you can find the best practices to take by the maritime industry, which may lead to a reduction of the transportation of those products by sea. This agreement have a control list which verifies clients and the supply chains in the industry.

The first version of this document was launched in March. This second document expands to cover due diligence recommendations for existing customers, as well as further voluntary measure for both brands and maritime operators to improve the integrity of their relationships throughout the maritime supply chain.

The document was launched in September 26, in the conference “International Law Enforcement Intellectual Property Crime” in Dubai, co-hosted by INTERPOL and Dubai Police.

You can find the document HERE.

EVERGREEN Completes Its 50th Anniversary

Evergreen completes 50 years! The month of its half-century celebration it’s the right time for a retrospective, to see where it came, what has accomplished and what has learned.


Evergreen – 50 Years of History

Evergreen was born of the sea. Braving winds and waves, we sail at the forefront of the global stage.

Evergreen Group Founder and Chairman Dr. Y. F. Chang established Evergreen Marine Corp. in 1968. After 50 years, we have overcome challenges and continue to steer a steady course to a future of infinite possibilities.

“I just love the sea. I can’t bear to give up my work in the maritime industry. To pursue a career, you need to set a target and devote yourself to achieve that goal. If you fail, try again. Failure is the mother of success, just keep on trying.

When I first started the company I didn’t aspire to become a shipping magnate, vessels of 500 tons would be enough to meet our demand, rather than anything bigger. Back then, it was hard to imagine the scale of our operation today.”

Dr. Y. F. Chang


In 1968, Dr. Chang started the company with just one used general cargo ship. Despite adversities and fierce competition his leadership encouraged employees to remain positive and overcome obstacles along the way.

“At that beginning we were based in a four-story building on Chang-an East Road. My apartment was on the fourth floor and the offices were on the first and second floors. We were a small company with a few bulk vessels.

You should all still remember the fire that occurred on Ever Island in Keelung. That was a very, very tough time. At that time, we asked Marubeni Corporation for support to build five new general cargo ships. I planned on building container ships. Marubeni’s business department head asked me why would Evergreen want to venture into container shipping, do you have the ability to do so, and to that I replied – Yes, definitely!”

Dr. Y. F. Chang


Historical Milestones

1969 – Launched Taiwan’s first Far East-Arabian-Persian Gulf regular liner service.

1972 – Inaugurated Taiwan’s first Far East-Caribbean linear Service. Guided by Dr. Chang’s exceptional vision Evergreen embraced fully-containerized transportation.

1975 – Launched Taiwan’s first Far East-US East Coast container route becoming the first shipping company in Taiwan to offer containerized service.

1979 – Inaugurated Taiwan’s first Far East-Europe full container service breaking the century-old monopoly held by the Far Eastern Freight Conference.

1983 – Built the Far East’s largest inland container terminal.

1984 – Inaugurated round-the-world eastbound and westbound full container services marking an unprecedented milestone in the shipping industry.

1985 – Became the world’s largest container shipping company. All across the world we keep up our pace of development going forward we are committed to creating more possibilities for the global transportation industry.


We Are Still Growing

For 50 years, with an iron will, we have ventured far and wide across the seas, on land and in the skies to make Evergreen what it is today.

As a leading brand in the global shipping industry, Evergreen has attained many significant milestones and gained international recognition. We now operate a fleet of more than 200 container ships and serve all five continents. With more than 300 locations around the world we are growing steadily and continuously innovating.

Our operating strategy is comprehensive and flexible, and we upgrade e-commerce capabilities providing high-quality and efficient shipping services to all customers. In the pursuit of greater operational efficiency, we remain true to our corporate philosophy of generating profit, caring for employees and giving back to society.

We use the most advanced shipping technologies to promote sustainable coexistence between people and the environment and to protect the earth.

Evergreen´s success today is the result of the concerted efforts of our entire team as well as the support and encouragement of all our customers and partners. From our beginnings in shipping the Evergreen’ spirit of challenge, innovation and teamwork has led us to diversify into a network of affiliated companies with mutual ties all growing and thriving together.

We strive to be a positive influence for every level of society and share our achievements to produce solid returns for all. We firmly believe that success is built on respect, integrity, sharing and mutual prosperity. Through 50 years of endurance, Evergreen flourishes from its roots in the sea. We continue our pursuit of service excellence and explore more possibilities for the future.

We thank every one of our colleagues and partners who have worked alongside us over the past 50 years. Your support motivates us to stay true to that original aspiration, to brave the wind and waves, and forge ahead.

We will uphold the concept of sustainable development and carry on with a steady and pragmatic approach to continuously upgrade, surpass and expand our comprehensive transportation services while pursuing the grand vision that leads us to navigate our way to every corner of the world.

At Evergreen we are proudly dedicated to making life better for everyone whether at sea, on land or in the sky, our goal is to enrich people’s lives and to work hand-in-hand to create a better future.

Evergreen at 50.

Full Steam Ahead!



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